Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its natural environment. The island has lush mountainous rainforest, and is home to many rare plants, animals, and bird species.
Dominica was devastated by Hurricane David in August 1979. In the wake of David, a new orchid was found on the island. It has been called David's Orchid.
Dominica was again devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. There was widespread damage when I visited the island in January. Dominica doesn't have much own resources, so they have a very difficult time recovering from the devastation.
Everything was severely affected by the hurricane. Most trees were stripped of their leaves and smaller branches, only the trunk and the largest branches remained. Since then leaves have regrown, but not smaller branches. This makes for strange looking trees.
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Page last updated on Wed Nov 25 19:49:39 2020 (Mountain Standard Time)
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